The closing paragraphs of today’s Tom Dispatch:
It’s clear enough — or should be by now — that the electoral process has been occupied by the 1%; which means that what you hear in this “campaign” is largely refracted versions of their praise, their condemnation, their slurs, their views, their needs, their fears, and their wishes. They are making money off, and electing a president via, you. Which means that you — that all of us — are occupied, too.
So stop calling this an “election.” Whatever it is, we need a new name for it.
And this just in via Juan Cole:
Iran has US Surrounded, All Right